NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger breaks down the top five games for the team during the upcoming NHL season. Featured are contests against the Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks, LA Kings, Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka breaks down the Florida Panthers win over the Canucks on Tuesday night. Ben calls out Alex Edler, Ryan Kesler, Zach Kassian, and the brothers Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin. As Ben put it, Roberto Luongo was really the only player on Vancouver that brought his working boots on a night when the Canucks played one period it’s easy to lay the blame.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka breaks down the Dallas Stars win over the Canucks on Sunday night. Ben calls out Coach Tortorella. The Sedins (Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin) and Ryan Kesler have dried up and there is literally no one there to pick up the slack. It’s not like a guy like Jeremy Welsh even got a chance…Alex Burrows has no goals in 10 games and a guy making $4.5 million. Chris Higgins is working out there but he’s just not producing.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka weighs in this AM with some possible Canucks trade acquisitions. The biggest problem facing the Canucks this season is the same issue that has shown up the last two years in the playoffs – not enough goals. He targets Wayne Simmonds, Steve Ott, Tomas Fleischmann, Scottie Upshall, and Marcel Goc. Assets to leave could be David Booth, Chris Tanev, Zac Dalpe, Jeremy Welsh and Dale Weise.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges talks about David Booth and how he needs to prove himself to the organization and fans in 2013/14. Originally coming to Vancouver in a move that saw many fans applaud the front office, Booth has failed to live up to the hype and has been somewhat injury-riddled, leading many to cast him off as a bust. Will 2013/14 be the year he finally proves himself?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in on the NHL news this week from Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke. Straight from the horses’ mouth, or from the bottom of a bottle of fine scotch, Leafs GM and hater of fancy stats, Burke has refuted claims that there is a deal in place that would see current Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in with his top 5 matchups he’s NOT looking forward to watching in 2012 for his Canucks. The 2012 NHL schedule came out a short time ago. A big matchup he doesn’t want to see is Roberto Luongo playing for another team in Rogers Arena, namely the Panthers. He doesn’t want to see Duncan Keith of the Blackhawks either.
NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Chris Higgins. it’s part 4 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Mitch thinks Higgins is the most underrated of the Canucks forwards. Though he’s not sure there is any urgency for Vancouver to extend Higgins before his deal is up.
NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks asking price with regards to Roberto Luongo. The signing of Cory Schneider hasn’t really sped up the trade talks as one would have hoped. It’s been reported over the course of the off-season that the asking price for the all-star a goalie is too high.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his thoughts on the 2012 Canucks off-season and possible trade scenarios in his Canucks tradewinds article Version 1.0. 2009 first-round pick Jordan Schroeder is going to get a heavy look in training camp. time to break up with Mason Raymond. Cory Schneider is worth more in a trade. Sign Jason Garrison as soon as possible.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with an update on the Canucks farm team in the AHL the Chicago Wolves. Van City hired ex-Oilers coach Craig Mactavish to guide the prospects, we update you on Eddie Lack, Bill Sweatt, Mike Duco, Steven Reinprecht, Nolan Baumgartner, Kevin Connauton, Mark Mancari and more. The bubble boys, the 2-ways, guys fighting for their cup of coffee in the NHL.
Resident Vancouver Canucks and hockey insider Josh Hall is back with his third exclusive twitterview for NWSB. This time around, it’s Northwest native Victoria, BC born Sean O’ Connor; Captain for the Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Sean currently makes his off season home in Arizona but when it’s hockey season, he’s kickin’ ass on German soil.